In 1965 John said he really
didn't like his own contribution on Rubber Soul
, "Run For Your Life." He even said the Beatles had to write another song to fill the time space on their album. He even said he thought it was a "throw away song" and he never liked it.
As a child, long before I knew the story behind it, I will admit that it was never one of my favorites. While I didn't have the adverse reaction to it that John did, it was still not my favorite. I thought it was just okay, mediocre, so-so.
Now "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You" has been one of my favorites since I was fender high to a Ford Falcon. When I say I love that song, I am not kidding! It's my favorite song in the whole darn movie and title album. John wrote it and George, as we know ROCKED THE HECK OUT OF THAT SONG! Damn! He really tore it up GOOD on that one!
Enter John Lennon. John said that he
would never sing it and he scornfully dismissed it. He called it "a little brother song" and we all know George was under contract to provide lead vocals for at least one song in the 1964 movie. In recent years Paul said "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You" was a "formulaic" song. Although the Fabs expressed displeasure, I still think it is a wonderful song. I just love it!